Genesis means the beginning of the formation of an idea, project, phenomenon.
To kick sb. upstairs is to remove them from their current position as punishment.
Knockoff is a colloquialism for a counterfeit, a copy of the original product.
To move in quicksand is to move slowly if you can move at all.
If a dispute is described as a tongue-twister, it's a difficult one to describe.
The word "snap" involves activities that are short, crisp and quick.
Discretionary spending means spending on items that are not daily necessities.
Reinvent the wheel means making a complete overhaul to something and start anew.